Running Book Reviews with Alan and Liz

The Rise of The Ultra Runners, by Adharanand Finn

August 15, 2020
Running Book Reviews with Alan and Liz
The Rise of The Ultra Runners, by Adharanand Finn
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Running Book Reviews with Alan and Liz
The Rise of The Ultra Runners, by Adharanand Finn
Aug 15, 2020

Ever wonder why someone would want to run distances longer than the marathon? Isn't the marathon hard enough? What about hundreds of miles through the woods, across the desert, or up a mountain? If you ever wondered how any runner becomes an ultra runner, and why, these are the questions explored in Adharanand Finn's latest book The Rise of the Ultra Runners.

Adharanand Finn is a journalist and a runner living and working in the UK. This book reads like a story but provides lots of information about ultra-running, well known (and some not so well known) ultra-runners, and Adharanand's own journey into becoming an ultra-runner. In this episode, we had the pleasure of interviewing the author and he tells us about his journey to become an ultra-runner and how the experience changed him. Adharanand completed a series of ultra-races including the Oman Desert Marathon, the Miwok 100, the Comrades Marathon (this name is misleading as it is actually a 90 km race), the Dorset Coast 45 mile race, a 24-hour track race, and the Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB). He tells us about the experience of running these races, and about some of the people he met along the way.

Thank you to Pegasus Books for providing us a review copy, and also putting us in contact with the author for the interview. 

 

If you are interested in getting a copy of this book, please consider helping your local bookstore if possible. If you are looking to get the book online, and also helping out the podcast, you can get the book through our Amazon.ca affiliate link: https://amzn.to/2XTUqUO

 

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Show Notes

Ever wonder why someone would want to run distances longer than the marathon? Isn't the marathon hard enough? What about hundreds of miles through the woods, across the desert, or up a mountain? If you ever wondered how any runner becomes an ultra runner, and why, these are the questions explored in Adharanand Finn's latest book The Rise of the Ultra Runners.

Adharanand Finn is a journalist and a runner living and working in the UK. This book reads like a story but provides lots of information about ultra-running, well known (and some not so well known) ultra-runners, and Adharanand's own journey into becoming an ultra-runner. In this episode, we had the pleasure of interviewing the author and he tells us about his journey to become an ultra-runner and how the experience changed him. Adharanand completed a series of ultra-races including the Oman Desert Marathon, the Miwok 100, the Comrades Marathon (this name is misleading as it is actually a 90 km race), the Dorset Coast 45 mile race, a 24-hour track race, and the Ultra Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB). He tells us about the experience of running these races, and about some of the people he met along the way.

Thank you to Pegasus Books for providing us a review copy, and also putting us in contact with the author for the interview. 

 

If you are interested in getting a copy of this book, please consider helping your local bookstore if possible. If you are looking to get the book online, and also helping out the podcast, you can get the book through our Amazon.ca affiliate link: https://amzn.to/2XTUqUO

 

Any feedback or suggestions on this review or any of our other podcast episodes would be greatly welcomed. Leave us a review using your favorite podcast player or contact us on social media.

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Podcast webpage: https://runningbookreviews.buzzsprout.com

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